The Breadfruit tree can get quite big and is known for its dimpled fruit that resembles a bright green, strange avocado. Used as a vegetable starch when It reaches maturity. Even though they will likely not produce mature fruit as a houseplant, the deeply-lobed leaves create an interesting texture. 

Light: Full sun

Water: Even moisture

Environment: Regular potting mix; the plants have been widely planted in tropical regions, so warmth and humidity are appreciated

Toxicity: Reported to have tiny oxalate crystals in its sap; chewing it has been reported to cause swelling, irritation, and pain

Habit / Size: Flowering tree that can grow up to 85’ tall at maturity in its natural habitat

Of Note:

  • All parts of this tree yield latex which is useful for boat caulking

  • The trees are monoecious, with male and female flowers growing on the same tree

    *When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.